Substitute House Bill No. 6155
          Substitute House Bill No. 6155

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 97-264


AN  ACT ESTABLISHING A PROGRAM FOR THE DELIVERY OF
SERVICES TO PERSONS  AFFLICTED  WITH  HUNTINGTON'S
DISEASE.


    Be  it  enacted  by  the  Senate  and House of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    (NEW) The Department  of Social Services shall
establish and administer a program of services for
persons  suffering from  Huntington's  disease.  A
clinic for such  persons  shall  be geographically
located so as to conveniently serve the population
of the state. The clinic shall (1) provide genetic
testing for persons  who  are at risk of acquiring
Huntington's disease, (2) offer counseling to such
persons who have  tested positive for Huntington's
disease and their  families, and (3) offer medical
care to such  persons  who are in the early phases
of  the  disease.   The   clinic   shall   provide
consulting services and  continuing  education for
any health care  provider  providing  services  to
persons suffering from Huntington's disease.

Approved June 26, 1997